China Relations from an Internet Company Perspective




Harry Tsao (co-founder of Mezi Media, which includes our clients Smarter.com and Coupon Mountain) has written an excellent insight on the U.S. government’s relations with China, for CNET.

As the co-founder of a U.S. Internet company with operations in China, I understand that politics between China’s Communist leaders and the U.S. government has a strong impact on my business. However, during the next 40 years, the diplomatic approach that the U.S. government takes in working with its Chinese counterpart will need to evolve. Mixing business with politics is not just bad for business; it is bad for international relations. The Chinese government will increasingly see the U.S. government as an unreliable partner that ties trade and business policies to the then-status of U.S.-China relations.

Tsao calls for the U.S. to tackle the Chinese government by way of its trade practices rather than political lobbying.

Thanks to Erin for the link!